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Review: Moodymann - Moodymann

Regardless, "Moodymann," like Moodymann himself, is a tightly conceived, totally self-aware product. It may be a fantasy, or a fever-dream, but its rare groove and cranky spirit are Detroit in a bottle.

By | Josh

Artist Interview: Kaye

While Kaye (Darker Than Wax) may be a scene stalwart from back in the day, he remains a key innovator today with new toys and projects constantly adding to his repertoire and bag of tricks. Catch him perform an exclusive live set exploring a techier side just for Midnight Shift. Watch his 'lil teaser video 'Control Shift' here for a clue.

By | Editor

Review: The Lions - This Generation

Unlike the spiritual movement of roots reggae, The Lion takes on a lighter and positive approach, which may come across as slightly dense, but it still does not take the charm and fun out of listening to the album in its entirety.

By | Bobby

Review: Jose James - No Beginning No End

In pursuing this creative experiment of fusing jazz together with soul and hip hop, the album unfolds in exceptional glory, seductive and romantic. It straddles between the contemporary and conventional, where music is injected with a fresh perspective without straying from the catalyst of traditional influences.

By | Bobby

Review: Cosa Nostra - Return to Sender Part 1 & 2

Cosa Nostra proves to be the jack of all trades and nothing short of a master when it comes to house music ? a knack which is on full display in 'Return to Sender'. Part 2 will be released on Sunday, 2 Dec 2012.

By | Bobby

Artist Interview: Isaac Aesili

Meet Isaac Aesili, an integral member of many bands including Recloose Live, Solaa and Open Souls and deemed by Benji B to be one of the most exciting soul talents to emerge from the South Pacific. He is now part of Funkommunity (with Rachel Fraser) and Karlmarx (with brother Mark McNeill). The producer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ will be performing live alongside Singapore's Kiat this Saturday at Velvet Underground-Dance.

By | Editor

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out lately, and in no particular order. Apologies that like most things in life, there's neither fancy artwork nor tracklists available for these mixes.

By | The Dash

Review: Deniz Kurtel & The Marcy All-Stars - The Way We Live

Deniz Kurtel bravely lets fans know that she doesn't subscribe to one magic formula - it's gonna take more than this to pin down a definitive style for the 'queen of house'.

By | SC

Review: Robert Hood - Motor: Nighttime World 3

Those expecting the usual fare of Robert Hood?s fiercely spare, loopy Detroit techno will be surprised. Continuing in the vein of previous instalments, 'Motor: Nighttime World 3' largely relays Hood?s mellower side with poignant electronics foregrounded over percussive dancefloor ingredients.

By | Justin

Review: The Expert - Neckbreakers Beat Tape

Featuring a nifty compilation of funk-soul Blaxploitation instrumentals, The Expert's 'Neckbreakers Beat Tape' reigns in its significance of boom bap as well as digital dexterity that manages to retain that glorious resonance of acetate.

By | Bobby

Artist Interview: Masterpiece

Authenticity and sincerity characterise one-man band, MC, DJ and local phenomenon Masterpiece, who also organises all things funk and soul at his monthly 'Turn Up The Heat'. This Friday, we invite him for a special four on the floor-tinged appearance with a mysterious vox at the upcoming Midnight Shift. Read on for a hint of what to expect.

By | Editor

Review: Delano Smith - An Odyssey

"Without Delano there would be no Derrick" - Derrick May. Detroit's Delano Smith has been around the circuit since DJing in 1978 but only releases his first LP now (albeit after many singles). A real treat for fans tuned into his sound, but for new converts? The answer is 'maybe'.

By | The Dash

Darker Than Wax : 3rd Party feat Andreas Saag

Brace yourself for this Friday 16 March 2012, where the crew from Darker Than Wax present Scandinavia's Andreas Saag at Velvet Underground with resident, Jeremy Boon. Special guests also include the one-man band extraordinaire, Hafez Masterpiece and a warm-up set by one-to-watch Marco Weibel. Read on for thoughts on where they're at. To get on the exclusive guestlist, email: dean@darkerthanwax.com

By | Editor

Artist Interview: DJ KFC

The local bar and lounge scene is ruled by the funk, soul brother sounds of DJ KFC (real initials), whose feel-good sets never fail to rouse both life and revelry. He graces us with the first set of the night at Midnight Shift x Zouk 02: Future Bound on 25 Feb 2012, plus a special preview mix recorded live at Overeasy that should get your mouth watering for more.

By | SSS

Artist Feature: Argy

With podcast number 7 comes an exclusive interview with label artist Argy (Argyris Theofilis), who talks about his recent masterpiece, Fundamentals, as well as the art of sampling, Ibadan Records, his inspirations and being honest. Listen to his podcast for signs of a house revival in the horizon.

By | Brendon P

Review: Boof - Shhh, Dandelions At Play

Released mid last year but only discovered now, reviewer The Dash makes a case for why everyone should be a Maurice Fulton fan with his futuristic funk album: Shhh, Dandelions At Play.

By | The Dash

Artist Feature: Terrence Parker

Midnight Shift Podcast number 5 is none other than Terrence Parker. With more than 30 years in the industry, TP or Telephone Man as he is affectionately called has made his mark as a respected label owner of Parker Music Works, producer, remixer and DJ straight out of homeland Detroit. Legendary for his turntable skills and love for music (just watch his RTS.FM mix), TP has kept the fire burning bright for us all.

By | Editor

Review: The Magic 3

There seems to have been a spate of great mixes lately. Here are another 3 to add to the bag, courtesy of veterans: Karizma, The Black Dog and Scuba.

By | The Dash

Artist Interview: Miss Mic + Van Detta

It is these two local songbirds who have made our scene that much brighter with their mesmerising talent. Miss Mic (Michaela Therese) and Van Detta (Vanessa Fernandez) will come together as collaborators and friends for a special performance on Midnight Shift's 2nd Anniversary this Saturday.

By | EDITOR

Review: Deetron - Balance 020

Deetron releases the highly anticipated Balance 020 - an outstanding double mix CD featuring one part all digital; the other all analogue. Veteran DJ and producer Brendon P gives his review.

By | Brendon P

Review: The Magic 3

The criteria of what makes a good mix, DJ or otherwise, differ from person to person. Agreed? Now that's out of the way, here are three mixes that have stood out and in no particular order.

By | The Dash

Artist Interview: Ulysses

"It's music for grown ups! Well, I don't like to pigeonhole myself. My musical style is pretty eclectic; I play all kinds of sounds within a 95-125bpm range. It's about connecting music from past to present."

By | Θ23

Syndicate, The Birth Of

Against a sanitized backdrop of fast food music, Syndicate was conceived over rounds of beers to reduce the growing impact of harmful beats and caveman frequencies in the accelerated world today.

By | Syndicate

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